Page 24 in the file API_Reference_for_Python_1.0.pdf is where I found the list of all the data types. There are 16 total there (maybe you are working w/ 2.0?) What I'm having trouble doing is extracting all of the data from the CM_SearchableText column (EDbColBinary format), because it looks to be a null-separated string at first glance but there is no pattern to the data (i.e. sometimes there is "work phone; home phone; sometimes its home phone; work phone"0
Looking back through the API I find that it really doesn't even matter anymore, as that particular field type is "read only", which defeats the purpose of even needing the data (I want to write to it).